Pilates is a great compliment to many sports such as tennis, golf, rowing, skiing etc. Many top sportsmen are now using Pilates to enhance their performance, improve their technique and keep their bodies strong, supple and injury free. The attention to detail on muscle recruitment can be of enormous help in many sports.
Pilates is especially effective in building core stability, improving focus, improving muscle function and thus preventing injury. Every sport has its own key patterns of movement and repeated use of these patterns can result in muscle imbalances.
Also, uncoordinated recruitment of muscle groups can complicate the function of these patterns resulting in abnormal muscle firing. Pilates focuses on the body as a whole, aiming to rebalance muscles, improve postural alignment, coordination and muscle firing patterns.
In your first appointment, when discussing your goals with your instructor, they will analyse the movement patterns you need to use for your sport of preference and devise a program to assist your performance so you can enjoy your sport even more.